Loud, colorful and, in many levels, stupefying, Kalibo, Aklan’s Ati-Atihan is one of the most anticipated, and sometimes most imitated, festivals in the country. Characterized by loud drums, ostentatious display of Ati costumes, and black soot, Ati-Atihan is the Aklanons’ way of paying tribute to the Sto. Niño. More than just a showcase of the vibrant festival, this video also tells us about the province’s equally colorful history.
This charming and rustic resort in Sarangani takes its visitors back to the rudiments of island life. Meaning “island garden of the sea,” Isla Jardin del Mar has 34 hectares of well-preserved tropical vegetation and mangroves, and 800 meters of white beach. Scattered on this resort are nipa huts and bamboo cottages, all quaint and cozy.
Widely known for its famous powerful waves, surfers from all over the world come to Baler to see the unique beauty of what is acclaimed to be one of the best surfing sites in the Philippines. Not only known for its natural beauty, Baler is also known for its rich history and colorful culture.
A destination that doesn’t disappoint, Antulang Beach Resort is a gem located in Dumaguete City. Its majestic views and lavish cottages and villas make any visitor hesitant to leave. Take advantage of Antulang’s trimaran to take you on their Tamboro Bay Cruise or to nearby Bais and Apo Island.
Abel Iloco is one of Vigan’s treasured handicrafts. These handmade cotton loom textiles are synonymous to the city and can be transformed into stunning bags, table runners, rugs and scarves. Take home a piece of Vigan with you by purchasing an Abel Iloco piece.
The Sarangani Bay Fest 2011 is the biggest Beach Festival in Mindanao. This 3 day event is filled with activities for everyone: Sarangan Fun Run, Culinary Competition, Sayaw Sarangan Hataw sa Tag-araw, Swim Across the Bay, Lumba Bugsay, Bancarera, Sand Sculpting Competition, Concert by the Bay, Bay Bodies Competition, Volleyball, Foot Volley, Football, Frisbee and Skim Boarding. The festival celebrates and honors the sea and the people that make the province proud.
Tucked in the rolling hills of Tagaytay, Sonia’s Garden serves food freshly picked from their garden